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Stories from Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Comedy, tragedy mark observance of Playhouse's 50th season (05/31/11)
For most, if not all of its 50 years, the Putnam County Playhouse has used the ancient symbols of Greek theater -- the twin masks of comedy and tragedy -- as its distinctive logo. Saturday at the theater group's 50th anniversary celebration, laughter and tears had joint billing. And thanks to some unscripted reality, comedy and tragedy shared the stage...
Sen. Lugar to discuss energy security and celebrate Putnam RISE results Friday (05/31/11)
U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history, will visit Putnam County on Friday. The former chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and current Republican leader of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Lugar will discuss energy security and join Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray in celebrating Putnam RISE Energy Challenge results at 11:15 a.m. in the Inn at DePauw. The event is open to the public...
Classical/folk 'mashup' to open Summer Music Festival Wednesday (05/31/11)
A "mashup" of classical and folk music, performed by some of Indiana's finest musicians, will open the seventh season of the 12-concert Greencastle Summer Music Festival this Wednesday at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle. No tickets are required for the 7:30 p.m. performances, which are supported by donations from local individuals and businesses. Concerts will be presented every Wednesday evening through Aug. 17...
Eagles win second straight sectional title (05/31/11)
LIZTON -- The South Putnam softball team made some noise before ever stepping on the field Monday. A caravan of vehicles accompanying the team bus entered Tri-West's parking lot for Class 2A No.46 sectional honking their horns to signal its arrival and the team itself continued to make noise once the sectional championship got underway...
Time change for South Putnam Softball Regional (05/31/11)
South Putnam will host South Knox today for the Class 2A Regional softball title. The game was originally slated for 7 p.m., but in an effort to get the game finished before darkness becomes an issue, the game will now be played at 6:30 p.m.
Cloverdale has trouble with Cadets, fall in sectional semifinal contest (05/31/11)
LIZTON -- Coming into a game down three runs usually doesn't happen, but that's the position the Cloverdale Clovers found themselves at the Tri-West softball sectional. The team's game with Cascade was postponed last week for weather in the third inning, so the two picked up where they left off to begin the day Monday...
Clovers, Cougars exit sectional tournament (05/31/11)
CLAYTON -- The Cloverdale Clovers were able to edge the host Cadets in the morning game of the Class 2A baseball sectional, but errors doomed the Clovers in its evening game against the Covenant Christian Warriors. The Clovers defeated Cascade 9-5, but fell to the Warriors 7-4 to close out its season. Despite nine errors on the night, Cloverdale threatened in the top of the seventh as they loaded the bases. However, it wasn't meant to be as the Clovers grounded out to finish the game...
Burdette wins at Lincoln Park Speedway (05/31/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway once again avoided the majority of the damp weather that several Indiana racetracks fell victim to on Saturday night and that gave several drivers the opportunity to visit victory lane for the first time at the Putnamville oval...
Indy 500: Ain't what it used to be? (05/31/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- I hope you didn't miss that. Much of the attention on the Indianapolis 500 over the last 15 years has been of the "It ain't what it used to be" variety. The criticism is exactly right. For the last 25 laps on Sunday, it was better than it used to be -- far and away the most exciting finish to the race I can remember. In that period there were five different race leaders, three of them drivers who've never won at Indy...
Irene Tzouanakis Brant (05/31/11)
Irene (Tzouanakis) Brant was born and raised in Greencastle, the daughter of a Greek immigrant. She married World War II veteran and golf pro Larry Brant, had five children, and moved to Cincinnati. Irene died in her home in Cincinnati at age 85, with family members by her side...
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